Naseeruddin Shah Birthday Special: Interesting Facts about Legendary Actor

Naseeruddin Shah has made his identity through a hard struggle that his name is taken with great respect today.
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Image Credit: NDTV

Born on 20 July 1950 in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, veteran artist Naseeruddin Shah has come a long way in Hindi cinema. Naseeruddin Shah has made his identity through a hard struggle that his name is taken with great respect today. Few such actors in Hindi cinema are ready to play all kinds of roles even with increasing age. On the other hand, Naseeruddin has tremendously played every kind of character. Naseeruddin Shah started his film career with the film 'Nishant' in the year 1975. His character in this film was small, but due to this, the Bollywood industry opened its doors for him. The story of getting his first film is also very interesting.

Naseeruddin Shah – Life is very interesting

Before joining films, Naseeruddin Shah had a girlfriend but he broke up with her saying that he does not look like a hero. However, due to not looking like a hero, he got a role in the film 'Nishant'. The wonderful characters that Naseer played on screen, some such interesting stories were from his personal life. So on the occasion of his birthday, let us tell you some special things related to him.

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Image Credit: Word Press

Shah was fond of films

Naseeruddin was fond of films, but one of his reasons for coming to films was that he wanted to avoid studies. In an interview, Naseeruddin Shah had said that 'I was very weak in studies, used to slap teachers on the matter. At that time I thought that I should make a career in films. This is the only way to escape from studies'. At that time he was only 11-12 years old. When his studies were completed and the father asked what to do next, he said that I want to make a career in acting.

Lovemaking scenes in the films

Naseeruddin Shah never shied away from giving bold scenes in films even after being old. He has also given lovemaking scenes in the films 'Dirty Picture', 'Saat Khoon Maaf', 'Begum Jaan' and 'Dedh Ishqiya'. Naseeruddin Shah, who has been honored with awards like Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, says that at the age when he should have left work and sit at home, at that age, he got some opportunities which he did not get in his entire career.

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Image Credit: Highlights India

Let us inform you that Naseeruddin Shah has also been honored with the National Award for the films 'Sparsh', 'Paar' and 'Iqbal'. Not only this, but he has also worked in Pakistani films. He appeared in a cameo role in his first Pakistani film Khuda Ke Liyethi.

The love story of Naseeruddin

The love story of Naseeruddin Shah's personal life has also been quite interesting. He is married to Bollywood actress Ratna Pathak. She is about 13 years younger than him in age. However, this age gap never matters for love. Ratna and Naseer first met in 1975. The two met for the first time for a play. The name of this play was 'Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak' which was directed by Satyadev Dubey. However, it was not easy for both of them to fall in love as soon as they meet and then get married.

Two sons – Imad and Vivaan

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Image Credit: Bollywood Shaadis

When Naseeruddin was 20 years old, he married Manara Sikri, 15 years older than him. Manara was also known as Parveen Murad. Parveen is the sister of famous actress Surekha Sikri. However, his relationship with Manara was not going well. At the same time when he met Ratna, both of them came close to each other. Naseeruddin did not divorce Manara and he started living in Ratna Sangliv Inn. After his divorce from Manara, he married Ratna Pathak. Naseer and Ratna have two sons, Imad and Vivaan. At the same time, Naseer and Manara's daughter Heeba also live with them.

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